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KTN Prime: Four Kenyans on trial for interference with case of a Ksh. 22Million syndicate, 26/10/16

26th October, 2016

A magistrate has today withdrawn from a Ksh 22 million narcotics case in Mombasa citing government interference in the trial of a Seychellois and four Kenyans charged with trading in heroin. Chief magistrate Julius Nang'ea abandoned the case saying he could no longer entertain state interference in the trial following the august 14 2015 state sanctioned destruction of the yacht on which the suspects were allegedly arrested, and in which the police claim the heroin was found. Nange’ea said the state had trampled the principle of rule of law by not respecting courts. A defense lawyer Jared Magolo announced that he will institute theft proceedings against interior cabinet secretary joseph Nkaissery, head of Kenya’s military Samson Mwathethe, PS Monica Juma, coast regional commissioner Nelson Marwa and others who presided at the destruction of the boat owned by a British tycoon. On august 13 last year Nkaissery flew to the port city of Mombasa to supervise the ship&rsquo